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DR. JAMES J. WALSH, author of "The History of Medicine in New York State," is authority for the statement that the history of medicine began when the first permanent colonists located at Fort Orange in 1625. There arrived two "consolers of the sick," Bastiaen Jansen Crol and Jan Huyck, who also conducted religious services until the arrival of the first ordained minister in 1628. In 1633 a second minister arrived, accompanied by a schoolmaster. Both added to the medical resources, for it was the duty of the schoolmaster to assist the dominie as consoler of the sick as well as
NEW YORK CITY AS A MEDICAL CENTER: HISTORICAL RETROSPECT. Ann Intern Med. ;11:1548–1562. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-8-1548
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1938;11(8):1548-1562.
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